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Vocab 3: Reading, Roots, and Suffixes

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phob
a fear or a great anxiety about something (Greek root)
verm
worm (Latin root)
-ia
condition (Greek suffix)
vermicelli
string-like pasta that is thinner than spaghetti
vermiphobia
fear of worms
arachnophobia
fear of spiders
emetophobia
fear of vomiting
acrophobia
fear of heights
main idea
what a piece of text is mainly about
inference
an educated guess using evidence and reasoning after reading the text